University of Illinois
UPDATED 8 a.m. Saturday
CHAMPAIGN — Police reported that alcohol and other violations at the Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebration on campus were down from last year's event.
Preliminary numbers released early Saturday put the number of tickets written at 289, down from 364 in 2011.
URBANA — Students seeking altered states of mind but who aren't exactly the keg-stand sort still had an opportunity to chill out with friends on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.
Spokesman: The investigation was fair; no confidentiality agreement exists
URBANA — The University of Illinois investigation into anonymous emails and its conclusion — that they were sent to faculty leaders from the laptop of former chief of staff Lisa Troyer — was rigorous and independent, contrary to statements recently made by Troyer, a university spokesman said.
URBANA — The Illinois economy — as measured by growth in state tax receipts — seems to be perking along.
The University of Illinois flash index increased to its highest point in more than three years, reaching 99.2 in February, according to the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
URBANA — A defective belt or motor on an elevator caused a lot of smoke but no fire in an Urbana dormitory Friday morning.
Urbana firefighters were called to the Hendrick House, 904 W. Green St., shortly after 9 a.m.
Chief Mike Dilley characterized the call as a "kind of a minor incident that generated quite a bit of smoke."
CHAMPAIGN — Police say weather has been a good indicator of what kind of problems they will face on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.
But if this year's forecast holds true, the party might be as unpredictable as the storms.
Statement from Thomas Hardy, executive director of the office for university relations, University of Illinois:
Following is a statement by Lisa Troyer, former chief of staff to University of Illinois President Michael Hogan.
SPRINGFIELD — Upset over annual public university tuition increases, state Rep. Monique Davis, D-Chicago, wanted to do something about it: Enact a corresponding percentage cut in the salaries of top university administrators.